Legado Mitico

Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires and the Pampas, Argentina

At a Glance

  • Fantastic location in fashionable Palermo Soho

  • Within reach of some of the Buenos Aires' best restaurants. So much choice on your doorstep!

  • Very Argentinian feel to this boutique hotel

  • One of our favorite hotels in the city. So much character and beautiful and individually furnished guest rooms

  • Intimate atmosphere and personalized service

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Buenos Aires is a year round destination, spring and autumn (October/November and April/May) being the most pleasant. It can be hot and humid in the peak summer months of January and February. Winter is usually pretty mild.

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Insider's View

The Legado Mitico has a great location in Palermo, Buenos Aires' Soho, with designer boutiques, lively bars and wonderful restaurants on the same street. If you have more time in Argentina then the Legado Mitico's sister property in Salta, in the stunning northwest, is well worth a visit.

Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Legado Mitico or take a look at our itineraries to Buenos Aires and the Pampas

Description

A sophisticated, luxury townhouse in leafy Palermo, Legado Mitico is perfectly located to take advantage of the many nearby restaurants, bars and shops. Legado Mitico offers an intriguing design take on some of Argentina's cultural icons.

Stylish, comfortable and situated on one of the prettiest streets of Palermo Viejo, Legado Mitico is a harmonious blend of classic and contemporary design features. Great attention has been paid to the artwork, furniture and design touches, with hardwood floors, natural cow hides and leathers, Indian textiles and plush cushions adorning the spaces.

Each of the 11 guest rooms has been uniquely themed around famous cultural and historical Argentinean icons: Che Guevara, Evita Peron and Carlos Gardel to name but a few. Rooms have spacious bathrooms, king-size beds and a full range of contemporary facilities. There is a friendly, convivial atmosphere, as if you are staying at a cultured friend's home and you are invited to kick your feet up in the shared garden and lounge areas. There are plenty of comfortable relaxing areas, including an excellent library on the lower floor where breakfast is served.

Legado Mitico makes a superb and effortless base while in Buenos Aires and doesn't try too hard to be cool, offering an exclusive and charming setting in which to learn about Argentine culture. It works well for independent travelers and is a bit of a home from home.

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Accommodation

Legado Mitico has 11 beautifully appointed guest rooms, each uniquely designed and decorated with warm, subtle tones and elegant furnishings. Some of the bedrooms feature an open fireplace and selected bathrooms feature a Scottish shower or hydro-massage.

Childcare

Children over the age of 12 are very welcome at Legado Mitico, although no formal children's activities are available. Exploring the city of Buenos Aires can be an interesting and educational experience for children.

Facilities

Legado Mitico has great spaces for relaxing including a superb library area, an open-fire hearth, a decked patio with chairs and sofas and an outdoor solarium with hydromassage. Although there is no formal restaurant at Legado Mitico there is a sitting area combining a bar and cafe where breakfast is served and light lunches and wine can be ordered. There are many excellent restaurants and bars within walking distance of the hotel.

Activities

Excursions can be arranged to visit the beautiful city of Buenos Aires and its sites, including the presidential palace, with its imposing pink facade, the historic Teatro Colon and the colorful bohemian quarter of La Boca. It is also possible to arrange tango classes and an evening visit to a tango show with dinner.

Reviews

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Fastidiously neat Legado Mtico enjoys the best of both worlds: Superbly located at the heart of Palermo Viejo, Buenos Aires' food-and-fashion quarter, it sits on a quiet block lined with jacaranda and rosewood trees. Here, hotelier Javier Figueroa has created a hotel firmly rooted in Argentine culture. Each of the 11 rooms evokes a cultural figure, ranging from Jorge Luis Borges and Che Guevara to Eva Pern. The decor varies subtly from one guest room to the next, with rustic wood and rough-hewn stone, for example, in El Gaucho (inspired by fictional cowherd Martn Fierro) and academic and feminine touches in La Mecenas (evoking woman of letters Victoria Ocampo). Books, photos, and films relating to each personality are displayed in a sitting room, which opens onto a poplar-lined patio. There is no real restaurant, but the agreeable staff will happily prepare sandwiches and other simple meals and serve food ordered from local eateries.

When to go: Spring blossoms bring Palermo's tree-lined streets to life in September and October.

Which room to book: La Primera Dama, for its photographic time line of Eva Pern's life.

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While most new hotels in the modish barrio of Palermo Viejo are riding the design wave, arranging minimalist white chairs with frightening precision, Legado Mitico is striking a different pose. The brainchild of two architects and antiques collectors, this intimate hotel works a thoroughly classy, and classic, brand of Argentine chic: rich, thick fabrics, plumped-up antique chairs and carefully edited artwork are set against a grown-up color palete. With its plum position on a cobbled street in the heart of Palermo Soho, ground zero in BA for boutique-hopping and trend-setting, Legado Mitico could easily have coasted on location alone which makes it all the more pleasing that no expense has been spared, no detail left to chance, in this smart rework of an early 20th-century townhouse. With just 11 guestrooms sharing the lavish lounge, generously scattered with restored antiques and sink-in sofas, and little more than a posh plaque at the door to advertise it, it feels less like a hotel and more like a plush private residence.

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Sarah Lee (Staff)

The Legado Mitico is a real gem and I think what appealed most about this property when I stayed here is that I truly felt like I was in Buenos Aires and not just in any city in the world. The hotel oozes character and pays homage to some of Argentina's most heroic icons in a stylish way without going down the route of a 'themed' hotel. In my Arrabalera room there were amazing vintage posters and memorabilia that I couldn't help but have a good nosy at. The Legado Mitico doesn't have it's own restaurant for evening meals however I actually found this to be a positive thing as there were so many incredible steak houses a stone's throw away and therefore felt encouraged to venture out and see what all the hype was about. I found the staff very helpful in suggesting the best places to go.

Experiences

  • A Night at the Opera

    Considered to be one of the finest opera houses in the world - enjoy a spectacular evening at the Opera in Buenos Aires in the splendid surroundings of the iconic Teatro Colon.

  • Across the River Plate to Colonia

    Take the fast ferry from Buenos Aires' port to the charming and lively UNESCO world heritage town of Colonia on the shores of the Rio de la Plata in neighboring Uruguay. Explore the historic quarter and top highlights with your very own private guide.

  • Argentine Cooking with Fernando Mayoral

    Having worked in some of the world's best restaurants through Argentina, California, Brazil, Hong Kong and France, Fernando Mayoral has returned to Buenos Aires and offers an interactive and authentic introduction to the art of Argentine cookery.

  • Argentine Cooking with Fernando Mayoral

    Having worked in some of the world's best restaurants through Argentina, California, Brazil, Hong Kong and France, Fernando Mayoral has returned to Buenos Aires and offers an interactive and authentic introduction to the art of Argentine cookery.

  • Argentine Gaucho Experience

    Enjoy the Argentine country life with a display of highly-skilled horsemanship and a typical barbecue at a working estancia. Gauchos are emblematic of Argentina and an insight into their lifestyle enriches any visit to the country.

  • Argentine Tango Lessons

    When you're in Buenos Aires, don't miss the chance to learn the Argentine tango with a private dance lesson. Our expert tango teacher will get beginners dancing more than just the basic steps, or they will help more experienced dancers to move up a level.

  • Backstage at Teatro Colon

    Take a behind-the-scenes look at what makes one of the world’s finest opera houses tick. The Colon Theatre, Buenos Aires, is renowned for its architecture and artistic prowess, making it a world-class musical venue.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Architecture

    This exclusive experience will take you to explore the lesser-known neighborhoods of Buenos Aires and admire the diverse architecture, accompanied by a specialist guide who will tailor the tour to your specific interests.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Architecture

    This exclusive experience will take you to explore the lesser-known neighborhoods of Buenos Aires and admire the diverse architecture, accompanied by a specialist guide who will tailor the tour to your specific interests.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Art

    Boasting an eclectic collection of art, Buenos Aires is a great destination for those with a keen interest and your specialist guide will help to showcase the best, taking you to a range of hand-picked ateliers and studios to suit your personal taste.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Art

    Boasting an eclectic collection of art, Buenos Aires is a great destination for those with a keen interest and your specialist guide will help to showcase the best, taking you to a range of hand-picked ateliers and studios to suit your personal taste.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Fashion & Design

    Visit some of Buenos Aires' emerging designers and explore their workshops, enjoying a glimpse into their trade whether it be handbag design, perfume, polo saddling or fashion design. An experienced guide will accompany you and personalize your tour.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Fashion & Design

    Visit some of Buenos Aires' emerging designers and explore their workshops, enjoying a glimpse into their trade whether it be handbag design, perfume, polo saddling or fashion design. An experienced guide will accompany you and personalize your tour.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Food

    Get behind the scenes of Buenos Aires' culinary culture on this 100% bespoke foodie tour, taking an insider's view on the city's best restaurants, bars or even cookery classes at the hands of your expert guide.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Interior Design

    Get under the skin of Buenos Aires' interior design scene, visiting the designers in their workspaces who will talk you through their creative processes and their collections, whether it be home-ware, furniture, ceramics or soft furnishings.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Interior Design

    Get under the skin of Buenos Aires' interior design scene, visiting the designers in their workspaces who will talk you through their creative processes and their collections, whether it be home-ware, furniture, ceramics or soft furnishings.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Wine

    Discover some of Argentina's best wines on this bespoke, sommelier led tour of Buenos Aires' bars and wine stores. Choose the theme that appeals to you most and find some true gems with the help of your expert guide.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Wine

    Discover some of Argentina's best wines on this bespoke, sommelier led tour of Buenos Aires' bars and wine stores. Choose the theme that appeals to you most and find some true gems with the help of your expert guide.

  • Bike Tour South: Contrasts of Buenos Aires

    Explore the contrasting neighborhoods of southern Buenos Aires by bike and observe the great diversity of its influences, ranging from African and indigenous cultures to heavily European areas.

  • Buenos Aires Urban Art Bike Tour

    Enjoy a guided bike ride, taking in the cultural highlights and off the beaten path neighborhoods of Buenos Aires to discover the city's most impressive street art and understand the context with some background history and culture thrown in.

  • Devour Tailormade Food Tour

    Get behind the scenes of Buenos Aires' culinary culture on this 100% bespoke foodie tour, taking an insider's view on the city's best restaurants, bars or even cookery classes at the hands of your expert guide.

  • Half Day City Tour of Buenos Aires

    Buenos Aires is a fascinating city, split into distinct districts that prove a heady mix of old and new, politics and passion. Visit classy Recoleta, admire impressive government palaces and wander the vibrant streets of San Telmo and La Boca.

  • Private Wine Tasting in Buenos Aires

    Love Malbec and want to sample more? Or perhaps you're keen to taste other varietals such as Torrontes or Bonarda? Whatever your palate, our acclaimed sommelier will guide you around Argentina's best wines with a customized tasting in Palermo.

  • Rojo Tango - Dinner & Show

    The most glamorous tango show in Buenos Aires with the distinctive stamp of Philippe Starck at the chic Faena Hotel. Enjoy a sizzling evening of passion, madness and nostalgia complimented by a delicious three-course dinner paired with fine wines.

  • Street Art in Buenos Aires

    The streets of Buenos Aires are alive with street art, from trendy Palermo to the cobbled streets of San Telmo. To learn more about Buenos Aires’ unique art scene, take a tour with our superb Palermo-based art enthusiasts and get under its skin.

  • The Argentine Experience

    Get under the skin of Argentine cuisine and culture with this in-depth experience, sampling delicious delicacies, fine wines and partaking in the age old tradition of mate drinking (transfers not included).

  • The Neighbourhood Asado & Food Tour

    Get stuck in as you experience a mouthwatering Argentine asado, a traditional weekend activity for locals. Learn to pick the freshest ingredients and prepare the meat using the authentic techniques which are used to create that famously delicious steak.

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  • Highlights of Argentina & Brazil

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Location & directions

Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires and the Pampas, Argentina

Legado Mitico is located on Gurruchaga Street, at the heart of Buenos Aires' trendy bohemian quarter, Palermo Soho. Legado Mítico is on the right hand side between Costa Rica and Nicaragua, just three blocks from Plaza Cortázar.

How to get there

Buenos Aires has two airports; the Ezeiza International (13hour flight from the UK), and the domestic airport Jorge Newbery. Legado Mitico is 40 minutes from Eziza Airport.

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Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Legado Mitico or take a look at our itineraries to Buenos Aires and the Pampas

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